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Stress - its effects on health and behavior: a guide for practitioners

Mills, Daniel and Karagiannis, Christos and Zulch, Helen (2014) Stress - its effects on health and behavior: a guide for practitioners. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, 44 (3). pp. 525-541. ISSN 0195-5616

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Abstract

KEY POINTS
� Stress may affect the physical, mental, and social health of an animal.
� The effect of stressors is individual to the animal concerned and results from the appraisal
of the stressor by the animal.
� Emotional states are not mutually exclusive and emotional conflict can also have serious
behavioral consequences.
� Treatment of animals presenting with problems deemed to be stress-related should focus
on the amelioration of background stress as well as specific stress-related triggers.
� Providing animals with certain coping mechanisms as well as teaching them some key life
skills may be beneficial for the prevention of stress-related problems.

Keywords:Stress, Health, Behavior, Behaviour, Arousal, Emotion, Stress audit, NotOAChecked
Subjects:D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D320 Animal Health
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D328 Animal Welfare
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
ID Code:13602
Deposited On:24 Mar 2014 09:00

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